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View Poll Results: Where do you expect to find the main navigation menu for a site?

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  • At the side (left or right)

    1 12.50%
  • At the top

    1 12.50%
  • Does not matter

    6 75.00%
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    Question Site Navigation Location

    An online game that I play has moved it's main navigation menu from the sidebar to the top. With both the old and new menu you click on the main category which will bring up the menu for that category, hiding the menus for the other categorys. I personally prefer to have the main navigation on the side, where it can be fixed in place relative to the main body of the page. Where does everyone else like to find the main navigation menu for a site?

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    It doesn't matter. Both methods work equally well. There are advantages and disadvantages with both versions, and what you do should depend on your need. For example, if you need a lot of navigational elements, it'll be difficult to cram them into a top navigation.

    Regardless of what you chose, you can still have a fixed position of the menu, using CSS' position:fixed (which won't work in IE6 and lower, but the same is true with a fixed-position side navigation).
    Christian Ankerstjerne
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    I wouldn't expect to see it on the right, unless it was a well thought out site which complimented that approach.


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